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Foresight: vim  30 April 2007 
Previous versions of the vim package allowed two functions, feedkeys() and writefile(), to be used in the sandbox. Functions executed via modelines in files being edited are verified by the sandbox; a user who is coerced into opening a specially-crafted file could cause the system to execute arbitrary shell code supplied by the attacker.
 
Foresight: gimp  30 April 2007 
Previous versions of the gimp package allowed user-complicit arbitrary code execution at the permission level of the user running gimp (usually non-root) via a specially crafted .RAS file.
 
Foresight: xine-lib  23 April 2007 
Previous versions of the xine-lib package were vulnerable to a buffer overflow which could be exploited to execute arbitrary code on the target machine. This can be exploited by a remote user only in a locally-assisted fashion - by enticing the user to open a specially crafted file.
 
Foresight: madwifi  22 April 2007 
Previous versions of the madwifi package were vulnerable to a number of Denial-of-Service issues, at least two of which can be exploited to cause a system crash (kernel oops). In addition, previous versions could be made to send unencrypted information before authentication finishes when using WPA, an information leak.
 
Foresight: lighttpd  20 April 2007 
Previous versions of the lighttpd package are vulnerable to two denial of service attacks. One is a remote denial of service that can cause lighttpd to consume all available CPU time and stop serving requests, and the other is a denial of service attack which generally requires a local user to create a file with an mtime of 0; the lighttpd daemon will crash when attempting to serve that file. This crash does not enable any arbitrary or directed code execution; however, since the rAA service (Foresight System Manager) uses lighttpd by default, and rAA is configured to start by default, all Foresight systems are vulnerable to this DoS by default.
 
Foresight: krb5  05 April 2007 
Previous versions of the krb5 package are vulnerable to three attacks that can be triggered remotely, one of which is known to provide unauthenticated unrestricted shell access to any system running the krb5 telnet daemon. Foresight Linux proper is not vulnerable to these attacks, since krb5-server is not included in Foresight.
 
Foresight: xorg-x11 freetype  05 April 2007 
Previous versions of the freetype and xorg-x11 packages are vulnerable to several attacks in which a program run by an authenticated user can easily crash the X server (Denial of Service) and possibly also cause the X server to execute arbitrary malicious code as the root user.
 
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